Friday, March 14, 2008

Cheap, Cheep, Craft Idea...

So I made omelets for Dinner on Wednesday night (an attempt to keep the evening bout of "morning sickness" at bay by filling up on protein). I ended up with 8 empty eggshells... The boys were bored... homework and chores were done... Daddy wasn't home to wrestle and I didn't want to turn the TV on, so I thought, "Hmmm... what could we make with these?" A stroke of inspiration and a quick run upstairs to the Craft Room to gather a few "on-hand" art supplies and... Wah-lah!

Easter Chicks!

We rinsed the eggshells and glued in a pom-pom,

cut a little beak from construction paper

glued it on,

and glued on some goofy google eyes!

Simple as that! Kept the boys busy (and happy!) for about 20 minutes and the clean up was a breeze!

Kaden named his DJ (top: baby yellow one), Drake (left: big yellow), Slater (right: big green) and Jake (bottom: big orange).

Trevan named his: Lee (top left: funny eyes), VJ (top right: baby yellow), Josh (bottom left: big green) and Harry Potter (bottom right).

(Hmmm.... can you tell what shows my kids watch?)

The boys were so proud of themselves and couldn't wait to show Daddy when he got home! (I think HE was even impressed!)

Now, if I were REALLY creative, or had thought/planned ahead at all, I would have gotten a cute basket or egg crate or something to display them in, instead of plain old plastic bowls...


Mauri said...

So cute! Way to go miss creativity.

Gretchen Knell said...

You are so cute seriously. Way to keep them busy and creative.Thanks for checking in on us. It was good to hear from you!

MiNdY said...

NICE!! What a fun, creative little Mom you are! I need a craft room to just keep craft 'things' handy! CUTE idea! Might have to steal it :)

Troy Farnsworth said...

First of all...long time no see. Second...that is not what my eggshells look like after I am done with them. Where are all of the broken pieces that you end up fishing out of the bowl? I'm lucky if I can get my eggshells into the garbage (they usually end up in the sink...Kajsa loves this habit), let alone turn them into a masterpiece. I've always been jealous of creative people. It's good to see things have been going well for you and your family.

Jane said...

CUTE! I love the one with one small googly eye & one large one, hilarious!

Even your large glass jar of pom-pons is pretty!

Kajsa said...

I second what Troy said - I am also very envious of crafty & creative people!

Jesicca said...

These are darling! What a great idea.